MS Japanese 63

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An incomplete manuscript entitled Toshin seiyo (痘疹精要), The essentials of smallpox, including coloured illustrations of different symptoms of smallpox. An inscription on the title page of the second volume attributes the work to Kanda Gensen (神田玄泉) (c.1670-1746) with revisions and supplements by Enomoto Gensho (榎本玄昌新), a doctor in Kiyomizu domain (modern Gifu Prefecture).


Japan, Edo period

Physical description

Material: paper; 2冊 | 2 volumes; binding dimensions: height mm, width mm

Ownership note

An inscription at the end of the second volume indicates they belonged to the Ishibashi family, possibly in the early 19th century.



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